Refugee camp in Turkey
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Thousands of Syrian refugees flee to Turkey

An eyewitness to Friday's violence in northern Syria has told the BBC of an army attack on a village near the town of Jisr al-Shughour.

The man, who has now fled the country, said tanks rolled into a village near his own at dawn and fired on houses where people were still asleep.

Meanwhile, amateur footage has emerged which appears to show a Syrian helicopter firing on people from the skies, although this cannot be verified.

The town is close to the border with Turkey, from where the BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones reports.

  • 11 Jun 2011
Go to next video: Syria army move prompts border flight